Sunday, 26 February 2017

Secrets Of Stalking

SM Stirling, Dies The Fire (New York), p. 231:

"There was a secret to stalking, and wasn't much different with deer or humans..."

Stirling lists several points of which two interest me.

"Don't stare. People can feel that."

Can they? There is probably some research on this. I can remember three occasions when I had a "sixth sense" warning of a potential threat or danger.

The second point is that a particular combination of concentration and alertness:

"...wasn't really something that you learned; you learned to stop not doing it."

This sounds like zazen. Maybe we can stalk deer, human beings and thoughts?

Merseians and kzinti are two carnivore races that take their hunting into space.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Commenting on the last sentence. Humans are also carnivorous hunters, even if they are also omnivores. We frequently see mention in Anderson's works of humans hunting, both on and off Earth.